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Your program music ideas for specific skaters or in general (competitive programs)

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Sylvia, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. miki88

    miki88 Active Member

    Music from the soundtrack of Miyazaki films ( Hisaishi & Miyazaki :swoon:)
    for Mao and Mirai.
  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    Not necessarily. Some ballerinas interpret Giselle in the 1st act as playful.
  3. eusebius

    eusebius Active Member

    I'm thinking some classic jazz! Tomas could show off his great dancing. Some of my favourite tunes:

    "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane
    "So What" by Miles Davis
    "Lester Leaps In" by Lester Young
    "Desafinado" by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
  4. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    Yes to all this! Especially Agnes being feline!
  5. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    Before she dies with her toes pointed. Yes, she was a happy girl until the finacee shows up. I could see Mirai a first act Giselle. Yes. I also really like the music to the pas de trois fom Act 1 Swan Lake. Very happy.
  6. SkateSkates

    SkateSkates Member

    I want someone to use soundtrack music by Alexandre Desplat. All of it is very beautiful - maybe Mirai or Mao could use something here.
  7. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

  8. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I've suggested The River Waltz from the Painted Veil for Mirai a few posts up.
  9. ryanbfan

    ryanbfan Active Member

    OH MY GOD PLEASE. Someone.

    The Miyazaki movie soundtracks are AMAZING! Some Senior girl at 2010 Nationals skated to the Spirited Away soundtrack for either her FS or SP, I don't remember who. It was on TV though.
  10. iceberg08

    iceberg08 Active Member

    I would love for Mao or Mirai to skate to Yoshiki's "Amethyst"


    Mai Asada skated to it for one season and I've always felt that Mao or Mirai could make great use of this beautiful music as well. Any skater who would choose music from a Miyazaki film would make an instant fan out of me. :)
  11. miki88

    miki88 Active Member

    Wow. The music is so beautiful. I wish Mao could seek the music advice from her sister more often, because Mai has used some wonderful music.
  12. SkateSkates

    SkateSkates Member

    Sorry! I missed that...but I guess great minds think alike :)
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  13. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    I really love this Beethoven piece but all I can think of when listening to it is the climax of the 2009 Nicholas Cage film 'Knowing' :p

    (Actually, I'm surprised it was used again so soon in a major film!)
  14. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    I loved the King's Speech as a movie, and bought the soundtrack, which is just lovely and touching. I was thrilled that Beethoven's 7th was used in the film, especially for the speech. We haven't seen the movie "Knowing," but Beethoven's 7th was also used (quite poignantly) in another personal favorite movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus" (Mr. Holland had just learned that his son is deaf, and is teaching his students about Beethoven as the symphony plays).
  15. ninadel

    ninadel Active Member

    Well you've heard my suggestions before but I'll give them again (with some updates).

    La Strada by Rota
    Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin (this hasn't been done justice since Kulik, IMO... sorry Evan!)
    New World Symphony or Slavonic Dances by Dvorak (Czech roots!... Classical but powerful)
    St. Paul's Suite or Second Suite by Gustav Holst
    West Side Story by Bernstein (cliche, I know!)

    Danny Elfman has also done some great movie themes (Dick Tracy, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. etc.).

    For some reason, I think C&tCF would fit Tomas but I don't know if he'd be Willy Wonka or Charlie! Dick Tracy is also really good as it mixes dark action hero with 30s big band (with quiet tender moments sprinkled in as well).

    Edit: Depending on time, I'd be happy to burn some music onto a DVD and send them somewhere!
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  16. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

    Obviously it's a popular symphony then! I haven't seen the other two films as yet, but have watched Knowing (a thriller) quite a number of times :shuffle:

    Sorry for off topic ....
  17. modern_muslimah

    modern_muslimah Thinking of witty user title and coming up blank

    Thank you! I wonder why jazz seems to get the cold shoulder from figure skating. Hardly anyone uses it for competitive or show programs. I sometimes think the only jazz piece that any choreographer has ever heard of is "Take 5". While it is great, it is not the only piece of jazz music around. That's why I really appreciated Kevin Reynold's SP. A competitive program with jazz music that wasn't "Take 5".

    I would love for an ice dance or pairs team to do a program to John Coltrane's and Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood". It's such a romantic piece. Perhaps Virtue and Moir could do a a FD to it?

    I think "Syeeda's Song Flute" would be really good for Mirai. It's rather mischievous and fun.

    I would love for any skater/team to tackle "Con Alma". It has always been one of my favorite pieces.

    I second "Giant Steps". I would love to see a program to that music although I imagine it would be a very difficult program.

    Fountains of Rome by Respighi would be a good piece for Alissa I think. It has an ethereal sound that I think suits Alissa's style. I think the second and fourth movement would work especially well.
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  18. Angela-Fan

    Angela-Fan Well-Known Member

    i like Ballade pour adelaine. I have no idea who I would likehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BQfJPUhPzw to see skate to it though.
  19. Libertango

    Libertango New Member

    Brian Joubert would make terrific Don Juan IMO. I wouldn't use the same cut as Joannie though.
    I've been dying to see someone skate to Nocturne op. 9 no. 1. Especially a pair team.
    Volosozhar/Trankov to Black Swan PDD & Odile's variation.
    Mirai to "The Little Humpbacked Horse".
    I'd like to see Goodbye Lenin! used more, some people say it's overused but I can recall only one program to Goodbye lenin!
  20. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

    "Inception" needs to be used this coming season. What a powerful soundtrack. Great for pairs, I think. Or one of the men. Would love to see one of my fave pairs try it (Lawrence/Sweigers, Evora/Ladwig).
  21. victoriajh

    victoriajh trying to ignore rod and find the eurosport feed

    several teams have skated to cold play for the sp (instrumental version obviously) have they not? and I love the mathew sweet song! man i have not heard that in ages!
  22. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    In general I think skating works better with music that has a full orchestration and isn't focused on solos.

    Subtlety of sound doesn't come across well on arena speakers.

    And I think the skater needs to have an especially good ear for rhythm and especially good control of the blade to match or dialogue with the musician's rhythms through the skating movement.

    So big band jazz, espeically pieces designed for dancing, will generally work better for skating than small ensemble jazz pieces.

    But I do think there are a handful of skaters out there who could handle the suggested pieces effectively, and Verner is indeed one of them.
  23. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Kristiene Gong, it was her SP.
  24. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    It seems to have gone out of fashion a little, I haven't seen a RiB program for quite a while. All the same, it would be interesting to see if anyone can match Kulik's interpretation (although I preferred his Reprise of it two years later than his Olympic performance - the only difference between the two was that he didn't do a quad in the reprise).

    ...No-one, however, will ever match the epic that was the costume. GIRAFFE?!?!?!? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    (If anyone can ever explain the giraffe shirt to me, please do!)
  25. neptune

    neptune Well-Known Member

    Speaking of exhibitions, I'd like to see Ryan Bradley skate to "Stacy's Mom." Although I'm not a fan of the lyrics, it's a great tune--and a fun one. I think it would suit him very well.

    ETA: I just listened to that Radiohead song. I was quite impressed. Yes, that would make good music for an exhibition.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  26. SwingDancer

    SwingDancer Active Member

    I have always wanted someone to skate to Newsies, I had always hoped that Tim Goebel would have skated to it.

    For Yana and Fedor, I would love for them to skate to some swing music, its fun and exciting. But, really I want them to skate to something really original that will just blow the judges away come next season!!!! Something technically masterful, sexy, and strong competitively. With them being a new team, what should they skate too?

    What about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALfjaHF2jYY

    In terms Brian Joubert, he needs to skate to something moder like his metallica program, with the choreography done by Kurt Browning.
    Brian could skate to Superman Tonight by Bon Jovi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLDOR3Fwgs8

    There is one to song that Brian should skate too as more of a statement to all those who doubted him "I'm Still Here" By the Goo Goo Dollshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1UFP186F8
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  27. modern_muslimah

    modern_muslimah Thinking of witty user title and coming up blank

    Thanks! I always wondered why we never see more skaters skating to small ensemble jazz and this makes sense.

    Do you think Chan would do well skating to ensemble jazz since he has very good blade control? I really like his SP to Take 5.
  28. Sayana_mnk

    Sayana_mnk Member

    I would like to see more skaters use Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi's works. Some have been used occasionally, but not often. This is the piece I have in mind specifically: 1920: Age of Illusion.
  29. easilydistracte

    easilydistracte Geezette

    I've always wanted to see either a dance or pair team skate to "Soft and Gentle" from Chick Corea's album The Leprechaun. I can't imagine it being edited to fit time constraints, however, because the whole song is just perfect the way it is. I really love the changes in tempo and mood throughout the song. Guess it would have to be used as an exhibition.

    Speaking of Chick Corea, how about "Spain" for one of the men? The beginning alludes to Concierto de Aranjuez and just kind of takes off from there.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  30. lmarie086

    lmarie086 missing my cat :(

    I mean, I've lost track of how many times I've suggested that D/W skate to Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Mvt 2 or the Red Violin soundtrack...but I'd also love to see Mirai skate to something from the Escaflowne soundtrack. I also think the Stardust soundtrack could be fun for a young skater.

    Whoever suggested Beethoven's 9th Symphony...thank you. That is just waiting to be made into an FD, IMO.